Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sewing and such

I have been sewing quite a bit the past few days. I would love to post pictures of my completed projects, but Speedy B has left the camera in the van...and they took the van to the races. Unfortunately, one of the projects has already left. I monogramed a pillowcase for a friend from church. She actually paid me...woo hoo! That was fun.

The second project was a homemade pillowcase for Cowodie to take to a party tomorrow. The case made up well, then I began the embroidery. Of course the machine had to mess up! I spent over an hour picking out the stitches. I am pretty sure I could have made a new pillowcase faster. But Cowodie had already shopped the stash and found just what he wanted and there wasn't enough to make another one. The things we do for our children.

Now I am hemming my new dress. I am determined to wear it to church tomorrow. I am hemming by hand. I know the machine will do a blind hem stitch, but after the picking threads fiasco, I don't want to try something I am unfamiliar with and risk ripping again!

Why you might ask am I hemming a dress at 12:00 a.m. Because I joined a silly read along lead by one of my Ravelry groups. The title of the book is The Historian...sounds nice enough right? Well, I sent Speedy B into Barnes and Noble to pick it up for me, thus I did not read the cover before purchasing. It is a vampire book people! I don't read that genre...I have an overactive imagination, I don't need encouragement. So here I sit in my bedroom, two whole walls of windows, listening to my children snore in my bed, waiting for RacerDad to get home from the races...still hours away, needing to go move laundry to the dryer but it is a whole house away, past three doors and LOTS of dark windows...scaring myself silly. And I have only read the book in the broad daylight. Why on earth am I doing this to myself???? Maybe it is time to turn on 27 Dresses and think happy thoughts.

If you happen to think of it, please say a prayer for RacerDad. He interviews with the Deacon committee at church tomorrow. They have asked him to consider being up for nomination and this is the next step.


Anonymous said...

I'm chuckling after learning you are reading a vampire novel. Now that is meat and potatoes for someone like me. Although I prefer murder and mayhem, I like horror on occasion with a little sci-fi now and then as well.

You asked what I've been reading.J.D. Robb - Loyalty In Death
Heather Graham - Kiss of Darkness
James Lee Burke - Tin Roof Blowdown
James Patterson - The 6th ?
Mo Hayder - Birdman
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief

Mostly murder, but not all.

Good luck with your garden too. I am jealous though. We won't see fresh tomatoes until August, and you are picking them already!

Becca said...

Hey Julie,

I just sent you an email! Check your junk email. ;-)


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